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Mapping of CGIF to operational interfaces

  • A. Puder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1453)

Abstract

The Conceptual Graph Interchange Format (CGIF) is a notation for conceptual graphs which is meant for communication between computers. CGIF is represented through a grammar that defines “on-the-wire-representations”. In this paper we argue that for interacting applications in an open distributed environment this is too inefficient both in terms of the application creation process as well as runtime characteristics. We propose to employ the widespread middleware platform based on CORBA to allow the interoperability within a heterogeneous environment. The major result of this paper is a specification of an operational interface written in CORBA's Interface Definition Language (IDL) that is equivalent to CGIF, yet better suited for the efficient implementation of applications in distributed systems.

Keywords

CGIF CORBA IDL 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Puder
    • 1
  1. 1.International Computer Science InstituteBerkeleyUSA

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